The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program funds innovative pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Informal Science Education (ISE) educational projects. Newton’s Apple – this is an American family science program hosted by public television (the equivalent of Australia’s ABC). The web site describes scientific demonstrations and also provides science quizzes. Gotwals, A., and Songer, N. (2006). Measuring students’ scientific content and inquiry reasoning, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, International Society of the Learning Sciences, June 27-July 1, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
As the twentieth century ended, it was clear that science and technology played significant roles in the lives of all people, including future employment and careers, the formulation of societal decisions, general problem solving and reasoning, and the increase of economic productivity. There is consensus that science and technology are central to living, working, leisure, international competitiveness, and resolution of personal and societal problems. Few would eliminate science from the curriculum and yet few would advance it as a curriculum organizer. The basic skills that characterize science and technology remain unknown for most.
Services and Information for Schools, ETBs, Further Education & Training Providers and Third Level Institutions. The college years are supposed to be the best years of your life, but plenty of questions come up along the way! High school students that want to go to college will also have tons of questions, especially if they are the first member of their family to continue on with higher education.
Science education is one of the most important subjects in school due to its relevance to students’ lives and the universally applicable problem-solving and critical thinking skills it uses and develops. These are lifelong skills that allow students to generate ideas, weigh decisions intelligently and even understand the evidence behind public policy-making. Teaching technological literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving through science education gives students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school and beyond.
In fifth year you can choose from various education units, including Teaching International English, Meeting the Needs of Cultural Diversity, and Responding to Diverse Needs in Schools. In the international arena, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 data show that the U.S. average mathematics assessment scores were well below the average scores of the top-performing education systems.